Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation. They both were born into the same city in low income families. Both struggle in school initially. Both their fathers were missing from the picture. However, Wes Moore who grows up to be the author was raised by a single mother because his father passes away due to a misdiagnosis.
I worked with mixing and processing chemicals, a repetitive and rote role that was worlds away from the life I grew accustomed to in Boston. I rose at 7 am every day, even on some weekends, and left at 5 pm. The work was grueling, particularly because it involved no thought or intellectual output, and I soon discovered that my father assigned me to this role as punishment for my less-than-stellar performance at BU. Furthermore, after weeks on the job, I learned that my father would not simply award me with a good job because I was his son, particularly after a mediocre academic year in University. This continued performance would only earn a position as a factory worker, and nothing
Why the other Wes Moore? The Other Wes Moore is a autobiographical book about two black young men. They have the same name and grow up in the similar environments.They also lost their father and had a difficult childhood. And they live in the similar street, contact with similar people and they also have unpleasant experience. When they grow to adult, the author Wes won the Rhodes Scholar and the other Wes serving life in prison because of robbery and kill police.
Two kids with the same name living in the same city both fatherless. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in jail. The author Wes Moore escaped the bad town and turned his life around while the other Wes Moore stayed in the rough area which shows just how much ones environment can affect how successful someone is. The author Wes Moore was born in 1978 and was just three years old when his father died in front of him.
He has many dialogues with himself in the form of his dead friend/former partner-in-crime, George. The seven American culture myths I found throughout this book, in one way or another were Anti-Intellectualism, Individual Freedom, Material Success, Nuclear Family, Romantic Love, Rural Simplicity, and Vigilant Justice. The main myth exhibited repeatedly throughout the book was that of Anti-Intellectualism. Blaze, who failed miserably at academics while in school at the orphanage and out of it, was able to get by on what he had learned through his acts of crime and would repeat them in order to survive by getting the tools to survive (money, transportation, food, etc.). Blaze and his partner were constantly able to swindle and outsmart more educationally successful people through wittingly conning them and their businesses.
It was early on that the street life captured his attention. In the book Kody talks about his family and how his mother raised six kids on her own. His father was never around, and his older brother often picked on him and beat him up. His mom worked all day to make ends meet and did for her children the best she could. Like the theory says, the Scott family was at an economical disadvantage and surrounded by the street culture.
Other character as well, but I think he represents the most of the characters in the book. First, when he got the letter saying that he should join the army and go to the war, he was so afraid and he didn’t want to give up everything that he had and go to the pointless war, so he planned to run away from home to Canada. But then when he was almost there, he realizes that it’s not the matter of if he wants to or not. He thought about the family that he left, the patriotic town people, and all of his memories there. He couldn’t just run away from his home leaving all the things behind him, and also he didn’t want the town people to talk about him.
COURSE: ISSUES IN ECE 102 FALL 2012 FOR THE FAMILY ESSAY FROM CHAPTER 5 I could never comprehend why someone would want to have a child and then, during that child’s most needy years, leave. There are times when I try to rationalize why some parents leave their children behind and never go back for them, about why are they so terrible at parenting or are they? There
Between all the physical and mental abuse from both parents and the poor school results, NAME managed to push through and successfully complete year 10. Year 11 brought an increase in school work and class work, as well as a zero tolerance for not handing in class and homework. A few months in, NAME gave up and stopped attempting, he stopped going to class and spent days isolated in his bedroom. NAME’s family made an attempt to enrol him in a media course at TAFE but he later dropped out of that as well, and begun to enter a deep depression from all the abuse and issues that he was
He began to lose the Spanish language, and even proudly announced to his parents that his teachers had noticed. He began to feel embarrassed of his parents’ lack of education. He wanted them to be like his teachers, just as he was trying to be. Rodriguez had the opinion that assimilation was necessary to be successful in American society, saying “Only when I was able to think of myself as an American, no longer an alien in gringo society, could I seek the rights and opportunities necessary for full public individuality” (26) For him, this occurred through speaking the English language and studying Western thought. Rodriguez was faced with being labeled as a minority student in college and